Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 356–372 | Cite as

Year in review in intensive care medicine, 2004. III. Outcome, ICU organisation, scoring, quality of life, ethics, psychological problems and communication in the ICU, immunity and hemodynamics during sepsis, pediatric and neonatal critical care, experimental studies

  • Peter Andrews
  • Elie Azoulay
  • Massimo Antonelli
  • Laurent BrochardEmail author
  • Christian Brun-Buisson
  • Geoffrey Dobb
  • Jean-Yves Fagon
  • Herwig Gerlach
  • Johan Groeneveld
  • Jordi Mancebo
  • Philipp Metnitz
  • Stefano Nava
  • Jerome Pugin
  • Michael Pinsky
  • Peter Radermacher
  • Christian Richard
  • Robert Tasker
  • Benoit Vallet
Year in Review 2004

Outcome, ICU organization, scoring, quality of life, ethics


Recent epidemiological studies have contributed important information to a better understanding of intensive care practice and the outcome of our patients. Garrouste-Ortegas et al. [1] examined the association between body mass index (BMI) and mortality in adult intensive care patients. They divided patients into four groups based on BMI. Although severity of illness at admission was similar between the groups, patients with a BMI lower than 18.5% experienced significantly higher ICU and hospital mortality rates. The authors concluded that BMI could thus be of importance in risk adjustment and recommend including it in the development of future scoring systems. Wunsch et al. [2] examined the association between day and time of ICU admission and hospital mortality in 102 ICUs in the United Kingdom. They found crude mortality rates to be higher for Saturday and Sunday admissions. After risk adjustment, however,...


Septic Shock Respiratory Syncytial Virus Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Intensive Care Medicine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Andrews
    • 1
  • Elie Azoulay
    • 2
  • Massimo Antonelli
    • 3
  • Laurent Brochard
    • 4
    Email author
  • Christian Brun-Buisson
    • 4
  • Geoffrey Dobb
    • 5
  • Jean-Yves Fagon
    • 6
  • Herwig Gerlach
    • 7
  • Johan Groeneveld
    • 8
  • Jordi Mancebo
    • 9
  • Philipp Metnitz
    • 10
  • Stefano Nava
    • 11
  • Jerome Pugin
    • 12
  • Michael Pinsky
    • 13
  • Peter Radermacher
    • 14
  • Christian Richard
    • 15
  • Robert Tasker
    • 16
  • Benoit Vallet
    • 17
  1. 1.Intensive Care Medicine UnitWestern General HospitalEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Intensive Care Medicine UnitSaint Louis HospitalParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of Intensive Care and AnesthesiologyUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly
  4. 4.Medical Intensive Care UnitUniversity Hospital Henri MondorCreteilFrance
  5. 5.Intensive Care Medicine UnitRoyal Perth HospitalPerthAustralia
  6. 6.Intensive Care Medicine UnitEuropean Georges Pompidou HospitalParisFrance
  7. 7.Department of AnesthesiologyVivantes-Klinikum NeukoellnBerlinGermany
  8. 8.Intensive Care Medicine UnitVUMCAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  9. 9.Intensive Care Medicine UnitHospital Sant PauBarcelonaSpain
  10. 10.Department of Anesthesia and General Intensive Care MedicineUniversity Hospital of ViennaViennaAustria
  11. 11.Intensive Care Medicine UnitFondazione S. MaugeriPaviaItaly
  12. 12.Intensive Care Medicine UnitUniversity Hospital of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  13. 13.Intensive Care Medicine UnitUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  14. 14.Department of AnesthesiaUniversity Medical School of UlmUlmGermany
  15. 15.Intensive Care Medicine UnitUniversity Hospital of Le Kremlin-BicetreLe Kremlin BicetreFrance
  16. 16.Pediatric Intensive Care UnitAddenbrooke’s HospitalCambridgeUK
  17. 17.Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive CareUniversity Hospital of LilleLilleFrance

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